Your browser does not support JavaScript

Beatriz Botero Arcila

Beatriz Botero Arcila

S.J.D. 2021

Berkman Klein Fellow 2019-2020

Harvard Law School, Graduate Program Fellow, TA LLM Writing Workshop

bboteroarcila at



City Power in the Digital Age: The Governance of City Data

My dissertation studies how and when cities request and manage the data collected by platforms as well as data they produce on their own, to foster different forms of local economic development and address some of the challenges and opportunities that the deployment of platforms represents for them.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Local Government Law with Professor Jerry Frug, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law with Professor Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Law and Economics and Social Theory with Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Law and Technology
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Fintech


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 2021
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2015-2016 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, LL.B. 2015

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, Graduate Program Fellow, TA Writing Workshop 2018-2019
  • Harvard Law School, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M Advisor (August 2016 – May 2018)
  • Harvard Colombian Student Society – President (Jan. 2017-August 2017)
  • Harvard Law School, Summer Fellow 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Representative Publications

  • Local Participation and Mining Conflicts: The Policy Implications of the Recent Case Law of the Colombian Constitutional Court.” Latin America Policy Journal, Harvard Kennedy School, Spring 2017.
  • Latin American cities in the fourth industrial revolution: The potential and social risks of smart-cities technologies.” Submitted to the Latin America Policy Journal, Harvard Kennedy School, Spring 2019.

Additional Information

Last Updated: July 24, 2019